Sextant

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A Sextant is a currency item that can be used on a Voidstone to add a special modifier to all maps.

Mechanics

Sextants are used to add a random enchantment mod to a Voidstone on the Atlas of Worlds. This effect will be applied to all maps. Like most items, Voidstones can only have at most one enchantment on them at a time: Using a Sextant on a Voidstone that is already enchanted will reroll the existing mod, even if the new Sextant is of a lower rarity than the old mod's was.

Each Sextant mod lasts a total of three uses of maps activated within the region, after which it disappears. Sextant mods from Elevated Sextants have fifteen uses.

As identical Sextant effects do not stack, only one Voidstone in that region with the duplicate mod will have its uses deducted. Since up to four Voidstones may be socketed into a Voidstone Altar at a time.

Sextants come in two variants of increasing rarity. While the first one drops randomly from monsters like other currency items, the Elevated Sextant only drops from The Maven herself (not her Invitations).

Storing Sextant Modifiers

It's possible to store a Sextant Modifier in an itemised form using a Surveyor's CompassSurveyor's CompassStack Size: 10Stores a Sextant Modifier in an itemRight click on this item then left click on a Voidstone to itemise an applied Sextant Modifier.
Shift click to unstack.
:

  • When applied to a Voidstone that has a Sextant modifier on it, the modifier will be removed from the Voidstone and you will have Charged CompassCharged CompassRight click on this item then left click on a Voidstone to apply the itemised Sextant Modifier to the Voidstone. with the removed sextant modifiers.

This will allow valuable Sextants to be used at a time of your choosing or you can choose to trade this Sextant modifier to another player.

List of sextants

ItemDrop
Level
Stack
Size
Tab
Stack
Size
Help Text
Awakened SextantAwakened SextantStack Size: 10Adds or rerolls a modifier on a Voidstone.Right click this item then left click a Voidstone to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
81105000Right click this item then left click a Voidstone to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Elevated SextantElevated SextantStack Size: 10Adds or rerolls a modifier on a Voidstone.Right click this item then left click a Voidstone to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
83105000Right click this item then left click a Voidstone to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.

List of Modifiers

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to Sextants:

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats
FlamesightFlamesight
Solaris Circlet
Energy Shield: (204-258)Requires Level 59, 122 Int(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Fire Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Scorch Enemies
Cannot inflict Ignite
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
See creation as it was, aflame and frantic.
Solaris Circlet59(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Fire Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Scorch Enemies
Cannot inflict Ignite
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
GalesightGalesight
Solaris Circlet
Energy Shield: (204-258)Requires Level 59, 122 Int(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to inflict Brittle
Cannot inflict Freeze or Chill
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
See creation as it will be, frozen and silent.
Solaris Circlet59(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to inflict Brittle
Cannot inflict Freeze or Chill
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
ThundersightThundersight
Solaris Circlet
Energy Shield: (204-258)Requires Level 59, 122 Int(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Sap Enemies
Cannot inflict Shock
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area
See creation as it is, energetic and storming.
Solaris Circlet59(240-280)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
(30-40)% increased Elemental Damage
25% chance to Sap Enemies
Cannot inflict Shock
10% increased Elemental Damage per Sextant affecting the area

Related divination cards

The following divination cards can be exchanged for Sextants:

ItemStack
Size
Effect(s)
MonochromeMonochrome32x Elevated Sextant"You cannot portray the world using just one colour. Together, you and I, we will paint our world into perfection."
- Kyra, renegade thaumaturgist
32x Elevated Sextant
Underground ForestUnderground Forest410x Awakened Sextant"In the forest again... But at least I have these."410x Awakened Sextant

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Introduced new modifiers that can be obtained from Sextants.
  • Simple Sextants and Prime Sextants have been removed from the game. Instead, the modifiers that you could obtain from these Sextants have been moved to the pool of modifiers that Awakened Sextants have. We've also moved some of the drop weighting / drop chance that these Sextants had to the Awakened Sextant so that you're getting roughly the same total amount of Sextants that you were prior to this change.
3.10.0
  • You can once again sell three sextants of the same tier to a vendor for a sextant one tier higher.
3.9.0
  • Apprentice Cartographer's Sextants are now called Simple Sextants. Journeyman Cartographer's Sextants have been renamed Prime Sextants, and Master Cartographer's Sextants have been renamed Awakened Sextants. They each have new art.
  • Sextants are no longer used on maps on your Atlas. They are now used on Watchstones, which can be socketed in your Atlas, and affect all the maps in that region. We've reviewed and modified a number of Sextant modifiers.
  • Removed the Sextant upgrading recipe.
3.7.0
  • Added 18 new Sextant modifiers, many of which only appear on high-tier maps.
  • Added 3 new Tormented Spirits, found via Sextants.
  • Added 2 new Shrines, found via Sextants.
2.4.1
  • The Sextant mod system has been significantly reworked.
  • There is now a vendor recipe for upgrading Sextants to a higher tier. Three of a tier will return a higher-tier Sextant.
  • The vendor recipe for the Cartographer's Seals has been changed to three Sextants of the appropriate tier and an Orb of ScouringOrb of ScouringStack Size: 30Removes all modifiers from an itemRight click this item then left click on a magic or rare item to apply it.
    Shift click to unstack.
    .
  • Sextant mods no longer appear on maps they cannot apply to.
  • Sextants can be used on an Atlas map that already has a sextant mod. This will reroll a new Sextant mod in its place.
  • In addition to disabling or upgrading sextants that were not rewarding or impactful enough, we're also adding a large number of new sextant effects. These new sextant effects perform a variety of roles: Some reward players for playing specific types of maps, some mitigate the effects of some of the more dangerous or restrictive map mods, some add new effects that increase your speed or damage while increasing the map's challenge, and others add interesting new monsters to slay.

The following Sextant mods can no longer be rolled:

  • Items dropped by Unique Boss are Corrupted
  • Players and Monsters have increased Damage per Curse on them
  • Players and Monsters have increased Critical Strike Chance
  • Maps have an additional random Property
  • Areas contain Forsaken Masters
  • Randomly dropped Items are Normal instead of Magic
  • Living Weapons
  • Players and Monsters take increased Damage while stationary
  • While on Elemental Ground, Players have increased Damage of the associated Damage Type
  • Strongbox contents are Mirrored
2.4.0c
  • The drop rate of Cartographer's Sextants has been increased.
2.4.0b
  • Increased the drop rate of Cartographer's Sextants.
2.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.

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